Pope's butler scandal

Associated Press
Pope Benedict XVI presides over a ceremony to mark the closure of the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, at the Vatican gardens, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Benedict XVI's onetime butler declared Oct. 2 he was innocent of a charge of aggravated theft of the pope's private correspondence, but acknowledged he photocopied the papers and said he feels guilty that he betrayed the trust of the pontiff he loves like a father.

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